Martin Brettenthaler elected to EPF Managing Board.
Martin Brettenthaler elected to EPF Managing Board.

30 March 2021


At its General Assembly held on 24 March 2021 by videoconference, The European Wood-Based Panels Federation (EPF) unanimously elected Mr. Martin Brettenthaler, CEO of Swiss Krono Group and Mr. Tobias Schindler, CSO of Steico SE, to its Managing Board with immediate effect.

Martin Brettenthaler was also named as Chairman designate od EPF, subject to approval by the General Assembly od 10 June 2021.
That is when the 3rd consecutive term of existing Chairman Dr. Paolo Fantoni, of Fantoni Spa Italy, will come to end. Dr. Fantoni himself led the warm welcome to Mr. Brettenthaler in his forthcoming role. Martin Brettenthaler (50) is a citizen of both Austria and Switzerland, economist by training, active in the wood-based panel industry for more than 20 years and live in Basel his wife and three children.
Brettenthaler will represent EPF as Early as 8 April 2021, when he sill deliver a speech at the wood sectors conference on the New European Bauhaus. EPF is a founding member of the wood4bauhaus alliance and a co-organizer of the event , for which more than 500 attendees have already registered.
The General Assembly also accepted, with thanks for their service and commitment, the related resignations from the EPF Managing board of Mr. Max von Tippelskirch, of Swiss Krono Group and Mr. Boris Buchwald, of Steico SE.

About EPF
The European Panel Federation has members in 32 countries and represents the manufacturers of Particleboard, MDF, OSB, Hardboard, Soft-board and Plywood. The EU wood panel industry has an annual turnover of about 22 billion euros, creates over 100,000 jobs directly and counts more than 5,000 enterprises in Europe.

For more information contact Mr Clive Pinnington, Managing Director:

EPF: European Panel Federation
24 Rue Montoyer
B-1000 BRUSSELS / Belgium
Tel. +32 2 5562589
Fax +32 2 2870875